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  • Birthday 07/29/1987


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    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 with Phanteks PH-TC14_OR Heatsink
    Mobo: MSI MEG X570 Godlike
    Ram: 4x Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz
    GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti 11gb Black Edition
    PSU: Antec HCP-1000 Platinum 1000 watt
    EXT HDD: 4tb WD MyBook Pro, 4tb WD MyBook Pro
    HDD: 3x 4tb, 1x 2tb Western Digital Cav black
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb sata Samsung 970 EVO 500gb m.2
    Case: Xigmatek Elysium
    Monitor: 49" Samsung MU6290 3840x21600 @ 60hz (primary) 2x 15" CRT's 1280x1024 @85hz (secondary)

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  1. DexRain

    COD Modern Wareare

    Reviving this since I've been playing a LOT recently. It shows you in the lobby which system a player is on (PC/XB1/PS4) and what controls they're using (Controller/M&K) I'm still using a 360 controller myself, but I've ALWAYS preferred playing shooters with a controller over a mouse and keyboard. I do get a bit of lag sometimes with everything cranked to ultra and ray tracing on in multiplayer, but I'm playing in 4k, campaign is fine and looks INCREDIBLE in 4k with everything cranked all the way up (2080ti/1700x/32gb's DDR4-2400 currently) with RTX off I'm getting a consistent 75-80 fps @4k with everything else still set at ultra. I'm not a fan of ground war myself, but I've never liked the bigger maps, 24/7 Shipment is my jam though
  2. Early 2009, so close, joined back when I was running cranked up single cores and a bunch of big CRT's
  3. non heatsink version is $10 cheaper and the heatsink is just an extra that you apply yourself with thermal tape. Their USB hubs hold up great, I've had one sitting on the floor of my living room for 2 years to add controllers to my Switch for Smash Bros and it's lived through at least a dozen parties so they at least make durable products, hopefully that carries over to their SSD's
  4. Thanks for the detailed response! Looks like I'll be picking up the Sabrent without the heatsink for now then, and picking up a larger m.2 when better controllers hit the market and the price/gb ratio gets a bit more reasonable. This gives me 500gb for windows and core apps, and 750gb's for bigger, load heavy games.
  5. The Weabarge, my 93 C2500 Suburban with over 300 anime and video game stickers on it XD
  6. This gives me hope that my EVGA 2080ti will FINALLY end the terrible luck streak I've had with nvidia cards going all the way back to the 6.k series (it's been an absolute monster so far, even gaming in 4k with everything cranked to ultra)
  7. So, first off, been AWHILE since I've posted anything here (this is my second big rebuild since my last post) With the recent stimulus check on top of my essential butt working 60-80 hour weeks I've managed to get some big time upgrades, I'm essentially trying to "future-proof" my rig as best as possible while I'm financially able to do so. I've already bought an MSI MEG X570 Godlike motherboard, Ryzen 3 R9 3950, 64gb's of DDR4 3600, an EVGA 2080ti Black Edition, ROG Spatha RGB mouse, and a new desk since the old one was literally held together with ratchet straps All i have left to acquire before I put together the new build are a few storage upgrades, replacing the last 500gb sata HDD in tower with a 4tb cav black and getting a gen 4 m.2 as a boot drive. Now, this is where I FINALLY get to my question, where do I go for the best PCIe gen 4 m.2 to use as an OS drive? My first thought was Samsung since the sata III 850 evo I've using as an OS drive has been flawless for the last 5 years, and the 970 evo m.2 I've been using as a gaming drive for a bit over a year now has been equally impressive, but they don't offer any gen 4 drives. Seagate FireCuda 520 has good reviews but I've had nothing but bad luck with their platter drives over the years all the way back to the early 00's, so I'm a bit hesitant to pull the trigger on that. Sabrent Rocket is cheaper, comes with a heatsink, is equally well reviewed, and boasts some impressive looking transfer speeds. I've only heard of them as a manufacturer of smart phone accessories though, and was wondering if anyone here has had any hands on experience with their SSD's My other 2 options appear to be increasingly expensive offerings from Gigabyte (who I've also had bad luck with recently) and Corsair (who I've had great luck with, but it comes at a MUCH higher price point)
  8. Was about to ask this question myself, still debating on doing the free upgrade, been using 7 64 bit for over 5 years now, just did a fresh install of 7 2 weeks ago since my SSD took a dump, if I do upgrade I might wait a little bit do to recent mass driver install / upgrade trauma.
  9. $10 in gas and a can of fix-a-flat, thanks random drunk guy that tossed a liquor bottle into my alley!
  10. Aww man, some great old (and new) cards in here! 1. ATI X850XT Platinum Edition, first performance card I owned, my first gpu was a Radeon 7500 Dual-view, and that 850 was a big step up from that, played HL2 like a boss, it just didn't have enough Vram to run my pair of NEC Diamondtron CRT's at 2048x1536, and well, it only goes up to DX9.0b/SM2, it's actually still going in the classic gaming box I built for my little cousin. 2. Asus GeForce 9600 GSO 512mb, bought 3 of these when they were on sale for $35 apiece on newegg, bios flashed and overclocked them to 9800GT specs, put two in my old Athlon 64 box and ran em till I built my Phenom II rig, they overclocked like champs, even if the top card ran hot as hell in that old SLI board only one 1 PCI-E slot away from it's twin, those cards went too a friend after I got my 6870 until he could afford his GTX-770TI 3. Diamond Radeon HD-6870, still going strong in my GF's computer, which is pretty much just my old gaming/multimedia box that I built when I won $1200 at the casino like 4 years ago, served me well in the time I had it, I'm probably going to ebay a second card to crossfire since they're only around $100 now, my first 3rd party ATI card as well. 4. MSI Radeon R9 290, my current card and the first high end card I've ever bought, planning on picking up a second one with my christmas bonus this year, although I need better monitors to really get the most out of it, the 47inch TV I'm using is a little, bleh, for gaming on, 1080p movies and anime look great though =]
  11. He just wants to do a full board / cpu upgrade now, since we aren't sure how much life is life in the cpu, heading to microcenter this weekend to do some price-scouting, most likely going with a high~mid range AM3+ build unless we can catch a good sale on an Intel combo Yup, definitely an AMD build, bare cpu FX-4130 is only $40 and we already have a good heatsink. Question now is, Asus Sabertooth, or Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5? I'm an Asus guy myself but I've heard good things about Gigabyte
  12. So my friends computer is a bit of a hodgepodge of newer and older parts, luckily most of them can transfer over to a new computer without much fuss. Current specs are as follows Motherboard: Asus M4A77TD-EVO socket AM3 (dead) CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450, unlocked to quad-core Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Ram: 8gbs (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 GPU: XFX Radeon 4870x2 reference blower (paid $15 at the scrapyard) PSU: Corsair TX650 650w non-modular Hard Drives: 1x WD Caviar Black 1tb sata 2.0, 1x Hitachi 1tb sata 2.0, 1x WD Caviar SE 250gb sata 1.0 Case: InWin Dragon Rider (White) with purple led fans Kind of an interesting mix of parts, but I can at least upgrade it to an AM3+ board for now and convince him to get a better cpu later (I think he's spent like, $650 on everything so far over like, 3 or 4 years, getting him to spend money on parts is a bastard, he was using an old Geforce 7800GT before we found the 4870x2) This is a gaming and music PC primarily, so I was thinking a good 990FX board would be a solid step in the right direction, everything he has will drop right in for now and it'll leave him room to upgrade later on if I can convince him to spend the money
  13. +1 for the Asus board, I've been building on Asus boards for over 10 years now, their ROG boards are great. It's always better to spend a little extra on a newer platform if you can, as you'll generally get more use out of it
  14. R9 290 and an FX-8150 folding away while I'm at work
  15. Truck was a factory 4-cyl, the Shadow motor is a long story starting with my buddy taking the truck out in the woods up north camping, catching a stump with the lower radiator hose, overheating it and cracking the head, got a junkyard head from an Acclaim, turns out a car in a junkyard had a different hood on it, go figure So we ended up putting a 2.2l head on a 2.5l block, oops, shorter deck meant we smashed all the valves out of it in about 6 months, one of the broken valves ended up tearing up the cylinder walls, and well, it's much easier to find these 2.5l K-motors in cars and minivans than in the Dakota's, so we found a 94 Shadow with 44.k on the clock that'd been rear ended and pulled the motor from that, getting a V6 or V8 would have meant getting a new trans, and well, finding a manual trans for a V8 Dakota in the junkyard is more of a bastard than finding a 4-banger in a Dakota haha, so it stayed a 4-banger
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